Police in Dimapur, Nagaland, India has arrested a Nigerian man who is wanted in a series of money laundering and cyber related crimes both within and outside the state.
The accused identified as Chiazor Nwaneri, son of George Nwaneri, from Ezi Owerri, Imo State have been kept under judicial custody at East Police Station along with three other accomplices from Delhi.
On Wednesday, May 11, a team of Dimapur Police led by probationary officer Dinesh Gupta, IPS and sub inspector Chopika Chophy swung into action after three First Information Reports (FIRs) against the accused were lodged at East Police Station, Dimapur.
Nwaneri was reportedly carrying out his nefarious activities from a rented apartment H/No R-s/115, 3rd Floor, Eastern Side, Navada in Delhi.
The three other accused were– Narender Singh Bisht (27 years), son of Chandar Singh Bisht from Beradhar village, Tharali under Chamoli district, Uttarakhand and currently residing at Mahiparpur, Neel Gagan; Laxman Karniyal (36 years), son of Pushkar Singh Karniyal, a resident of Beradhar village, Tharali under Chamoli, Uttarakhand and currently resident at mahirparpur, Neel Gagan and Chandan Kumar Choudhary (28 years), son of Ramesh Choudhary, resident of Berki Sirsiya, Bheldi, Bihar and currently residing at Aya Nagar, Delhi.
DCP Dimapur Zone-I, Vilhousie Peseyie, NPS said it was important for the public to be aware of such scams since innocent people were victimised and robbed of huge sums of money. He disclosed that according to the FIR filed at the station, a victim had disclosed that a sum of Rs 31.5 lakh was deposited to the account of the accused who had given false promissory items. The other two victims had reportedly deposited a sum of Rs 6.74 lakhs and Rs 25000.
The seized items included six mobile phones, 42 SIM cards, nine ATM cards (different banks), five bank passbooks (different banks), one laptop and one electronic tablet.